Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the rights to BanG Dream! 3rd Season. The publisher picked up the rights to the series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Latin America, and Central America.
Sentai will stream the title on select digital outlets as a simulcast, which will be followed by a home video release. They describe the show as:
The girl-powered bands are gigging again. That means Poppin’Party and other fan favorites are set to return for an all new season of BanG Dream! Now that Kasumi and the rest of Poppin’Party are taking charge of their own show, the sky’s the limit for their rockin’ musical ambitions and dreams of stardom. But they’ll have to contend with other bands looking for their big break, and their friendship will be put to the ultimate test as they rock their way to the top of the charts!
BanG Dream! 3rd Season will hit Japanese TV on January 23, 2020.
Most recently, feature film BanG Dream! FILM LIVE opened in Japanese theaters on September 13.
Koudai Kakimoto (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko) will directed the project at SANZIGEN Animation Studio, with Kazuyuki Ueda (Hello! Kinmoza, Hinako Note) providing character designs. Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!, Hello! Kinmoza) was in charge of series composition for the project.
The most recent series, BanG Dream! 2nd Season, aired in the Winter 2019 broadcast season. Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to both this series, as well as the first season, which aired in Winter 2017. They describe the title as:
When she was a child, Kasumi Toyama (played by Poppin’ Party’s lead singer, Aimi) felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she’s been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she’s been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae (all brought to life by the members of Poppin’ Party). Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?
Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)
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